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VMC's Some Might Say: The Wolves Aftermath



A selection of the comments we've picked up at VMC over what's been going off into microphones and across keyboards since City's capitulation at Molineux...

Roberto Mancini:

'Last week we played fantastic football with ten men for ninety minutes, today I am sorry for our supporters...I don't know why we stopped playing. We played really badly and I must know why. I am really disappointed and I have no explanation for this performance...We have lost ground but it is a long season and we must be tough and come back more strongly starting in Poland on Thursday. We can still have a big season but we must play better than this.'

Mick McCarthy:

'We've beaten one of the top teams, we've played very well. We've earned it and we've deserved it and I think that result has been coming....That performance has spoken quite eloquently of me and the players.'

Kolo Toure:

'I didn't have my best game and Vincent would be the first to admit he didn't play too well, either. As a unit, defensively we had our worst game of the season and the back four has to take responsibility for that. I hold my hands up and accept it was my mistake for the second goal, but we need to talk more because nobody shouted to me or communicated when I was about to head the ball.

'The best way we can repair the damage is by going to Poznan and winning and then beat West Brom next weekend. If we can do that, our season will be back on course and it will be the perfect way to go into the derby against Manchester United, so we need to react immediately.

'We are a team and in any team there are problems. But the important thing is to try to resolve them in the dressing room and the training camp. We need to take more responsibility. When you play for one of the richest clubs in the world, you just need to deliver on the pitch. The criticism is good because that will makes us work harder.'


Dimitri Seluk, YaYa Toure's Agent:

'Yaya thinks there are some players, perhaps mostly those who have been there for a long time, who think that fourth place is already a big position that it is good enough to not lose rather than to always win.'

cahill3:

'Hated every minute of that second half, its like you just knew they were not good enough to do what they needed to do, which was score! I think we are holding them in a false position in our minds, we are just not good enough yet. Still not too late to turn things around, if they can click and push on. Time will tell.'

Pacific Ocean Blue:

'Extremely disappointed. We really should be dominating teams like Wolves. An off day should yield at least one point. We need to roll up our sleeves and put this behind us and not lose confidence.'

Thai Blue Fan:

'Two words for that performance - TYPICAL CITY - nothing changes.'

Bama Engineer:

'This one stings. Two matches in a row. I have to question Bobby's starting eleven.'

Snow Leopard:

'Utter, utter, utter, utter, utter, tripe!'

Potwash:

'However you look at this season, it's been poor. I've been to 80% of the games this season and (Liverpool and maybe the defensive display against Chelsea aside) haven't been impressed or entertained.

'Do we have as many points as we should? - no. Have the performances been better than the results? - no.

'I can honestly say that we have totally underperformed in most games this season, the notable exceptions being Chelsea & Liverpool. For long spells of the games against lower teams such as Newcastle, Blackpool & Wolves we were outplayed...I had concerns over Mancini in pre-season and I haven't been impressed with him whatsoever at the moment.'


Fifth Column Blue:

'...it was inevitable that after one bad result they're all kicking lumps out of each other in the dressing room and calling for the manager to be sacked. The media want us to fail so badly that it's almost laughable...Tin hat time, at least until we banish this result. Heaven help us if we don't get something from both Poznan and W Brom!'

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Writer: Johnny Baguette Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 1 2010

Time: 11:38AM

Your Comments

Fair play to Kolo taking responsibility for his dire performance, at least he has the balls to come out and say it was his fault for second goal, though he's not the only one to blame, where was the shout from Joe that there was no need to head it?
Bluedub
We lost our last two games, but we are still fourth. Why all the doom and gloom from the press? We are not in liverpools position. Didnt united lose to burnley last season? WE ARE STILL 4TH, NOT FAR BEHIND CHELSEA. Yes there is some small issues at city, but a "melt down" come on?!? Mancini must do better with his tactics and team selection, but he needs time. The media have a agenda against city, the owners and mancini. Mancini is painted to be a monster, but every press conference hes always polite and honest. They still havent got over the hughes sacking and will do anything to disrupt the club. Basically - unless city get mourinho, no manager will apease them. Because all the gutter press have a school girl crush on mourinho and hang on his every word. Some players like yaya, barry, richards and even adebayor are not cutting the mustard. They should be dropped. Two tough games coming up, let us pray!
Sheikh Mansour
I've been telling you all season about Richards, if not last season as well. Barry looks to have gone backwards and both him and Yaya looks as though they are in need of additional training to shift some weight.
pedmachine
No other team in 4th would get the slaughtering we are after a couple of bad results. It truly is remarkable. The Sun, Alan "Whiskey" Hansen, Gabby Logan and all others are frothing today, gleeful that their opportunity to pounce has finally come now that we finally have back to back poor results for probably the first time this season. Hansen claims we have no good players except Tevez, YCMIU. While his beloved Liverpool flirt with relegation. Notice how many Liverpool alumni attack us (the diabolical Phil Thompson being another) as if to divert the attention away from their worst season just about ever so far?
StuMCFC
Bit harsh on Adebayor SM, I thought himself and perhaps Silva were the only two who put in an honest shift on Saturday.
Bluedub
Adebayor may have put in a shift, but he also missed a blatant sitter which would have changed the game and meant we came away with at least a point. Don't know what he and Kompany were arguing about, but I suspect Vinnie is not the root of the problem. Adebayor has until January 1st to show he's not just a sulk and wants to play for this team (hint - scoring a few goals and not arguing with your team mates would be a good start). It's inevitable that the media will be circling like vultures at the merest hint of anything going wrong at City, I'd go as far as suggesting that they might even make mountains out of mole-hills about us. Why? Because we are there to be knocked down, and nothing would delight the media more than to see the team that "ruined football" and "ruined the England team" fail. It will sell more papers than us succeeding after all. Just as "Plucky" Blackpool are everybody's darlings, so we are the bogey men and they would all love us to fall on our arses. Simples.
fifthcolumnblue
Well said fifthcolumnblue
Sheikh Mansour
 

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